Asus – a manufacturer of technology products from Taiwan seems to be very interested and wants to affirm its name in the field of tablet computers in Vietnam market when their recent new products are launched. Vietnamese schools are very early and diverse. Shortly after the 7-inch tablet model, Asus continued to release two additional versions to its MeMO Pad line, MeMO Pad 8 inches and MeMO Pad 10 inches.
Currently, Asus is selling 3 tablets including: VivoTab, Transformer and MeMO Pad, in which MeMO Pad is considered a popular tablet with many colors and cheap prices, suitable for students and students. low-income people.
In this article, we rate the MeMO Pad 8, the latest tablet from Asus' low-end segment. This product is equipped with quad-core processor, Android operating system version 4.2, integrated two cameras but the price is quite soft, only 3.9 million and has 3 colors to choose from.
Tablet Asus MeMO Pad 8
Basically, the device still has features in the design of the MeMO Pad series, which is the transparent plastic material of the case, which surrounds the edges is a rim of fake metal. The obvious difference is the screen size. Compared to the MeMO Pad HD 7 model launched a few months ago, this new model has a screen that is about 25% larger, but feels soft and has a thinner border.
With a weight of only 350g, I use the machine for a long time without feeling tired hands. It can be said that in the low-end segment, the design and processing of the machine proved to be much more compact and tidy than the similarly priced models of Chinese firms in the market.
The machine we reviewed was white, surrounded by edges, which were a metal-painted plastic rim that made the device "cheaper". MeMO Pad 8 has dimensions of 10 x 127.4 x 212.4 mm, but can not fit into pockets but can be put into pairs or backpacks to carry easily with them. With my normal hand size, I can still hold the whole device with one hand but will be tired when holding for a long time, because I have to squeeze a fairly strong force to keep the machine from slipping.
The slippery feeling comes from Asus using the familiar plastic ball material to make its case and slightly rounded edges. Not only that, fingerprinting phenomenon also makes it easier to display screens and covers during use without easy cleaning, making the machine less beautiful. On the black version, this drawback will see more clearly in the white version.
The front of the device is an 8-inch screen with two sides that are slightly thinner than its predecessors. The upper side has a 1.2MP camera, the bottom edge has an outstanding ASUS logo. 4 touch buttons placed in the screen and slightly shifted to the left make the screen slightly smaller and unbalanced in the layout of the buttons.
Four corners are rounded, beveled edges make the machine slimmer and softer. The right side has a power button cum lock and volume up and down keys like the layout on many smartphones today. When using the device with one hand, we find this layout is quite convenient to use but in fact on this machine, the side of the machine has been bevelled, slightly boiled and the buttons are placed on it makes the press not very real hand , sometimes slipping or having to press harder.
Asus MeMO Pad 8 has 16GB of internal memory, the left edge has an SD memory card slot that can expand up to 64GB capacity. This slot is "open" without a cover, so not only aesthetics are reduced but dirt and foreign objects can get into it, causing damage to the machine.
The top edge has a micro USB port for charging and connecting data, a 3.5 mm headset slot and microphone.
Top edge of the machine
There is no connection port below
The glossy back and quite simple with a white paint coating covers the entire surface. The main camera is 5.0MP resolution at the top, this camera is slightly protruding compared to the surface, both not beautiful, and makes users worry about the possibility of scratching the camera. The camera does not have a flash to support light when taking photos or recording movies. Close to the middle of the back surface attaches a shiny ASUS logo, the bottom side is 3 rows of small holes to play external speakers. If the device is left completely on a flat surface, the external speaker will be blocked by many sounds.
The back of the ball and the same color
Overall Asus MeMO Pad 8 has a solid design, quite simple and does not have many highlights.
The front of MeMO Pad 8 is an 8-inch screen with a resolution of 1280 x 800. It uses an IPS panel so it has a wide viewing angle with little color variation. When tested on dedicated devices, the screen's highest brightness is about 337 nits. Along with other result parameters show that the screen's color visibility is relatively good for a cheap tablet.
When using the actual I see the screen for decent quality. The ghosting phenomenon occurs because the screen has a shadow mirror layer above. When used indoors, it is not affected very much, but if it is used outdoors, you need to increase the brightness to the maximum and take a little bit of perspective. The device also does not have the light of the light, so when changing the usage environment, you will have to manually adjust the screen brightness.
8 inch screen
The sides of the screen are not very thick but enough for the user to put a comfortable grip on the thumb without touching the touch screen. The screen border on the bottom is thicker to suit horizontal grip when playing, playing games.
Ability to take photos and videos
Although MeMO Pad is a cheap tablet, it is fully equipped with two front and rear cameras. The rear camera has 5MP resolution for stable quality to capture the moments to share on social networks or cloud services.
The ability to adjust and support the camera is something that needs to be said, the user can easily adjust the parameters in a diverse and smart way. Activate smiley face recognition mode to help you have beautiful moments, while also editing to get the best smiley picture. Shooting speed and focus are relatively fast. There are also many other shooting modes such as: panorama (panorama), creative shooting, smart landscape shooting, portrait shooting …
Some actual photos:
Filming: MeMO Pad 8's rear camera is capable of 1080p HD video recording, the image quality is quite good compared to 5.0MP resolution. During the filming process, I found the anti-vibration and anti-jamming ability to be quite good.
The process of using the machine I see sometimes the response machine is slightly slow to manipulate the user, for example, pressing and opening certain functions, latency up to more than 1 second will appear to make me seem not to click, or when rotating The screen also has a lag more than usual. When browsing the web, if the drag operation is fast, there is also lag phenomenon, light jerky.
However, such a phenomenon only occurs at the moment of fast switching screen so it does not affect much on the usage process. Overall, with common tasks like surfing the web, watching videos, listening to music, the device works quite smoothly.
Tablet Asus MeMO Pad 8 is equipped with 1.6 GHz quad core processor, integrated graphics GPU Mali 400, 1GHz Ram, pre-installed OS Android 4.2. Mali 400 GPU graphics are characterized by the ability to handle 2D images very well, but the 3D array is not as expected. With light games like Plant vs Zombie 2, the Memo Pad 8 always runs smoothly while with heavy 3D games like Asphalt 8, Riptide GP or Dead Trigger, the tablet appears to be slightly jerky at transitions. , playing continuously for about 15 minutes is a lot of warm up, especially the area under the back camera. In general, the Memo Pad 8 does not provide a smooth feel when used for gaming.
When measured by AnTuTu software, this machine reached 18896 points, higher than the SS Galaxy S3 and close to the Google Nexus 10, quite impressive for the cheap tablet. As for AnTuTu X, it even got a more impressive score of 20391, surpassing both the Google Nexus 10 and being close to the Sony Xperia Z. Overall, for the amount of 4 million, it is hard for any product to do better. The Memo Pad 8 is about power when measured with software.
Quadrant: 6071 points, on HTC One X
Geekbench 3 score below
MeMO Pad 8 is pre-installed with Android OS version 4.2, with a familiar interface on Asus machines. The built-in AudioWizard program includes 6 modes to help users quickly and easily select the appropriate mode.
For example, in Reading mode, when this mode is activated, the screen automatically adjusts to suit reading but less eye strain or eye damage. If you want to watch movies, enable Movie Mode to make the screen become brighter and more vivid.
Asus' familiar SonicMaster audio technology is also equipped on this tablet that provides enough quality to watch movies, listen to music or play casual games. If you turn on the volume all the way, you will also hear the hotel and sound in the sound.
MeMO Pad 8 is equipped with a battery capacity of 3950 mAh, for quite good time with 8 hours 45 minutes surfing the Web, nearly 3 hours if playing games continuously or about 5 hours of watching HD movies via MXPlayer software.
It takes 2 hours 28 minutes to charge the battery from 12% to 99%.
Although the price is only about 4 million dong, Asus MeMO Pad 8 has a good configuration, to meet the normal use, with the same design. In addition, a long battery life with a large 8-inch screen and a number of built-in features and utilities are also interesting factors for consumers.
At this price, we also have to accept some disadvantages such as fingerprint sticking, limited visibility when used outdoors, without 3G and not smooth playing heavy 3D games.
In short, if you are looking for an 8-inch tablet with a decent configuration, able to meet the common experience needs and low price, the Asus MeMO Pad 8 is a reasonable choice. at this moment.